What is Project White Coat?
(Proyecto Batas Blancas)
Project White Coat (PWC) trains students as Certified Enrollment Counselors (CEC) and mobilizes them throughout California to help people enroll in Medi-Cal and/or Covered California health plans. All counselors are student volunteers who undergo extensive training through Covered California and provide free, informed, and objective assistance.
Our PWC CECs are medical, graduate, undergraduate, and community college students who want to serve their communities. By helping individuals and families navigate their health plan options, we are helping people get the health coverage they need now. Till this day, our students have helped over 500 families enroll in Medi-Cal or a health plan!
CaHPSA’s Project White Coat CECs practice cultural humility, express compassion, and approach difficult cases with empathy. Many of our counselors are bilingual and committed to being of service in lower resource communities. As aspiring medical and health professionals, PWC CECs get first-hand experience working with diverse populations, gaining insight into how social determinants of health affect a person’s health status and access to care.
CaHPSA fosters an environment of peer mentorship. Our Project White Coat leadership team consists of experienced CECs who work with the CaHPSA Coordinator to create enrichment opportunities for new counselors, build high-impact community partnerships, and organize enrollment & outreach events statewide. Interested in becoming a PWC leader? Contact us today!
Meet our Project White Coat Leadership Team
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All students, recent graduates, and CaHPSA members are welcome to become PWC volunteers. Our PWC cohorts include medical and graduate students, undergraduates, and community college students.
All PWC volunteers will first get certified through Covered California to become a Certified Enrollment Counselor, after which they will serve at enrollment and community outreach events organized by PWC leadership.
Need help with your Covered California application?
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Certified Enrollment Counselors are available to offer free, confidential, and objective assistance with your Covered California application for Medi-Cal eligibility and/or health plan enrollment. We look forward to helping you in person, via email, or over the phone!